April 15, 2012
Five new gardens in Peel region are demonstrating the concept of fusion landscaping.

LO member Kent Ford Design of Toronto, has worked with the Region of Peel to create the five spaces to monitor water usage and prove that a water-efficient garden can be as diverse and colourful as a traditional garden.

The fusion landscapes concept is a component of the Region of Peel’s ongoing outdoor environmental education program. The municipality is working to encourage homeowners and landscape designers to create fusion gardens.

According to the Region, “Fusion landscaping is an exciting, innovative trend in landscaping and garden design that brings together the lush splendour of traditional gardens with modern, eco-friendly plants, flowers, colours and textures. The result is an exciting and stylish landscape that reflects the way you’re living today, one that’s affordable – easy to maintain and conserves water.”

The municipality is offering homeowners a 40-minute personal consultation with trained ‘landscape advisors.’

To learn more about the program, go to www.peelregion.ca/watersmartpeel/outdoor/fusion.